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Monday, 14th June

Van de Sloot case -
Van der Sloot Killed Girl While Playing Online Poker
Van der Sloot Was Angry Shark in Two Online Poker Rooms

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Caesars Palace mulling change on dealer tips

Kuala Lumpur - Business Week/Bloomberg
Genting Malaysia 'Aggressively' Seeking U.S. Casino Investments

China - Shanghai Daily & Hong Kong Standard
Betting swoop nets a fortune
"As of Saturday, nationwide police forces had cracked 740 online gambling cases, arrested more than 3,600 suspects and confiscated 700 million yuan (US$102 million) in funds."
Bookies take their chances across border as HK heat grows
Chinese raid Hong Kong World Cup bookmakers - Business Day

Singapore - Straits Times
Malaysian man stole casino chips

North Carolina - Charlotte Business Journal
PokerTek expands deal with Harrah’s

Berlin - Fox News & MOnsters & Critics/AP
4 men confess to raiding German poker tournament as trial opens
Berlin youths admit audacious poker robbery but silent about loot

Selected audio & video...
Wynn-ing Bets On High Rollers - Steve Wynn interview this morning. CNBC HK.

Casino in Khujand
. Casino images of the day...

Casino Skyline
Casino Skyline
Jeff Cushner's photostream
Las Vegas, Summer on the Strip
Las Vegas, Summer on the Strip - Toy Story 3 promotion !
zokuga's photostream

additional headlines...
IGT Wins First Place Platinum Award at Gaming Technology Summit
'Yes to Saipan casinos' - Saipan Tribune
Gambling addict 'ashamed' after stealing from mother - Derby Telegraph
Was goal blackout sabotage? Bookmakers gave odds on break in ITV transmission - Daily Mail.

Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th June

Indian Gaming - NIGC press release
2009 Indian Gaming Revenues Remain Stable

Japan - Japan Today
Osaka Gov Hashimoto repeats call for casino in Osaka

Las Vegas - LVR-J: Howard Stutz
INSIDE GAMING: Harrah's public again? Maybe ...

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Wynn Resorts tacks on mandatory $20 resort fee
High-roller’s lawyers try to dismiss casino debt case
Major investor bets big on Vegas
Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments in O.J. Simpson case

Malaysia & New York - Malaysian Star
Mixed views on Genting’s US lottery venture

Macau - Xinhua
Wynn to start building new casino resort in Macao next year

Macau - Macau Daily Times
Casinos and dragon-boats: a tale of ‘passion’

Atlantic City - &
Atlantic City casinos oppose legislation to allow sports and online betting
"Brennan estimated that New Jersey could see 57,000 new jobs, $7 billion in annual gross gambling revenue, and up to $472 million in annual state gaming taxes if it establishes itself as the dominant hub for the online gambling industry."
Harrah’s delays N.J. sports betting referendum
Atlantic City casinos oppose sports, Internet betting - AP - Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association

Selected images, audio & video...
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino ABQ - KRQE CBS 13 Albuquerque
Hard Rock Casino opens at Isleta
Meadows Holds Graduation For Table Game Trainees
Table Games Coming To Pa. Casinos In July
Casino Parque Hotel
Fallout New Vegas - E3 2010 Gameplay Trailer [HD] Casino images of the day...

Panjim ferry dock / jetty
Panjim ferry dock / jetty
joegoauk26's photostream 

additional headlines...
Wrestlers admit to illegal betting - Japan
Online gambling bill frozen - Cyprus Mail
HK police smashes illegal betting ring, 25 arrested - China Daily/Xinhua

Friday, 11th June

Chile -
Casino Monticello reapertura luego del terremoto en Chile
"The Monticello Grand Casino will reopen on 1st July Damages to the property and business wer estimated at $10 million."

Detroit - Detroit Free Press
Detroit police to move into old MGM Grand building

Las Vegas - Yahoo/PRNewswire & AP
IGT Appoints Eric Tom to Chief Operating Officer
International Game Technology names Eric Tom COO

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Cantor Gaming Signs Deal with Tropicana Las Vegas to Operate New Race and Sports Book

Atlantic City - N.J Casino Control Commission
CCC Announces May Casino Revenue - Down 9% from May 2009.

Las Vegas - LVR-J
IGT to provide server-based gaming system for Cosmopolitan

Macau - China Daily/Reuters
Casino operators see slower growth

Rhode Island - Providence Journal
Rhode Island House approves vote on casino

Selected images, audio & video...
Murder suspect in casino - Reuters Video. Lima Surveillance footage.
Encore Beach Club Party
Online Gambling News from Nevada to Europe: APCW Perspectives Weekly for June 11th, 2010

Holly Madison At The Playboy Club 
. Casino images of the day...

Paulo Acevedo, Len Ainsworth, Frank Fahrenkopf
Paulo Acevedo, Len Ainsworth, Frank Fahrenkopf
2010 G2E Asia Visionary Award
Casino Connection International - Global Gaming Business Magazine
Napoleon's Casino  - Mark & Dave Allen
Napoleon's Casino Sheffield - Mark & Dave Allen
Gamingfloor's photostream
The new dealers
The new dealers -
Scott Beveridge's photostream

additional headlines...
Visionary iGaming Names Former PokerStars Executive as COO
Penn National opening Maryland casino early - USA Today
Cross-border gambling kingpin nabbed in Cambodia - Thanh Nien News
PokerTek Extends Contract with Indiana Live! Casino for Additional Two Years
Mount Airy Casino Resort Presents Totally Smoke-Free Gaming Room
Singapore curbs problem gambling with campaign during world cup
Adult and topless pools make a splash in Vegas - USA Today

Thursday, 10th June

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
Amid buses, limos and descendants, Mob Experience unveiled (in part) at the Trop
Las Vegas Mob Experience
Las Vegas Mob Experience
Gamingfloor's photostream

London - Wager Works - press release
WagerWorks Supply Games to

Las Vegas - Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results

Macau - Reuters
Wynn Macau says Cotai project could break ground in 2011

Macau - Straits Times
VIP gambling could ease
Wynn Macau project in 2011?

Manila & Tokyo - Business Week/Bloomberg
Wynn Shareholder Universal May Sell Stock in Manila Casino Unit
"Piling work on the Manila casino resort will begin this month after the Philippines government waived the corporate tax on non-gambling businesses for the initial four years and offered a “lower-than-usual” rate from the fifth year onward, Okada said." - Universal Entertainment Corporation.

OTR 06.09.10
Fox News "On the Record" report showing surveillance footage from the Atlantic City casino in Lima.
Joran & Stephany in Casino - In Spanish

Macau -
Slot machine makers see big wins from Asia

British Columbia - CTV
CTV hidden camera probe sparks casino review - Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam. - British Columbia Lottery Corp.

Nevada - AP
Las Vegas sees slightly more visitors in April
Nevada casino winnings fall 5.7% in April

Selected images, audio & video...

How to Play Chipless Blackjack - Barona Casino - San Diego
Shuffle Master i-Table

Interview with John Galavitz - Roger Gros interview at G2E Asia.
Champion Jose Barbero at LAPT Lima 2010 - on PokerStars.flv
LAPT Punta del Este Winner Jose 'Nacho' Barbero!
California Legislator Monkey Not Too Proud to Beg: 2010 Ad - Nevada Development Authority.

additional headlines...
Singapore economy seen growing 9% in 2010 - AP
Blagojevich insider tells tale of greed, secrecy - Modesto Bee/AP
New Poker Director at Fox Poker Club - Bluff Magazine
Australia summit tackles problem gambling - BBC Asia Pacific

Wednesday, 9th June

Carson City - LVR-J
Nevada gaming revenues dip almost 6% in April - Howard Stutz.

Sydney - Aus. Daily Telegraph
Cheats plague Star City casino
"Anyone caught using a fake ID is fined $110, banned persons $550 and cheats $660."

Singapore - Business Week/Bloomberg
Sands Singapore Casino Sued Over Lawyer Conference Mishaps
"Delegates were greeted by water leaking from the roof into “unsightly” pails placed in the hotel lobby atrium. Some guests had to be sheltered with umbrellas at the registration counters."

Las Vegas - Yahoo/Globe Newswire
Players Network Signs European License Agreement

Mississippi - CNBC/AP
Isle of Capri completes purchase of Rainbow Casino

Macau continues to bet on casinos - Reuters Video

Massachusetts - Boston Globe
Emotions high in casino debate - State senators hear passionate testimony on bills

Paris - WSJ
France Opens Up Gambling Market - Française des Jeux - Pari Mutuel Urbain

Las Vegas & Macau - Business Wire
Shuffle Master, Inc. to Exhibit at the G2E Asia Gaming Expo in Macau June 9 & 10, 2010

Australia - ABC News
Xenophon wants gambling draft report made public - Gambling Reform Summit.

Macau - Business World/AFP
Asia gaming market to overtake US in three years

Macau - Peoples Daily/Xinhua & Macau Daily Times
Macao mulls banning smoking in casinos
Smoking ban in casinos after three years

London - BBC, The Independent & FT
Court told of 'well-targeted scam' to sell Ritz Hotel
'Conmen tried to sell Ritz for £250m in fantasy deal,' court told
Trio accused of Ritz sale bid fraud

Las Vegas - PRNewswire & Las Vegas Weekly: Robin Leach
The Las Vegas Mob Experience Has Found A Home On The Strip at Tropicana Las Vegas
Dueling mob museums duke it out for control of The Strip

The Mob Experience at the Tropicana - Opening December 2010.
Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime And Law Enforcement - Opening 2011

Las Vegas City Scene - Public Works / City Engineer - The MOB Museum
Casino hearing in Boston - WWLP NBC 22 Springfield MA
Jennifer Tilly Interview - Poker News Daily Casino images of the day...

Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas
pyth0ns' photostream
Pool at the Encore
Pool at the Encore
Maureen_Kovacs' photostream

additional headlines...
Man jailed after Isle Casino attack - Coventry Telegraph
Casino fraudster who ended up a real loser - Willesden & Brent Times
Grandmother's £2m gambling spree - BBC Devon
"She had a massive internet gambling problem - she wagered over £2m on one site."
Genetics Linked to Gambling Problems in Both Genders - Business Week - Archives of General Psychiatry.
Abramoff transferred from prison to halfway house - CNN

Tuesday, 8th June

Paris - Reuters & AFP
France issues 17 on-line betting licences
"The companies include state-run Francaise des Jeux, horsing-racing outfit Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), Iliad Gaming, Sajoo, Betclic, Beturf, BES SS, Everest Gaming, France Pari, SPS Betting France and Table 14.."
France opens its market to online gaming - Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne.

Macau - Channel News Asia/AFP
Asia gaming market set to overtake US shortly

Macau - Peoples Daily/Xinhua
Macao mulls banning smoking in casinos

St. Lucia -
New facilities for St Lucia as West Indies island goes upmarket to attract more lifestyle investors - Bay Walk Mall Casino. Opening August 2010.

Las Vegas & Macau - Reuters
Harrah's says sees Macau allowing more gaming entrants
"While it has no casinos there, Harrah's paid US$577.7 million in 2007 for a 70.8-hectare golf course in Macau's Cotai Strip."

Singapore - WSJ
Marina Bay Sands Project To Be Completed 1st Quarter 2011 - Executive

Singapore - New York Times
Relaxing Its Grip to Play for a Winning Hand

Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun
New draw for frugal Las Vegas visitors: Kitchenettes

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Inquirer
Tables arrive for installation at casinos
"So far, 10 Pennsylvania casinos have paid the $16.5 million fee to put table games in play"
 - Harrah's Chester.
 - Parx in Bensalem.
 - Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre.
 - Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg.
 - Presque Isle Downs in Erie.
 - Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos.
 - Sands in Bethlehem.
 - Rivers in Pittsburgh.
 - The Meadows, 15 miles south of Pittsburgh.
 - SugarHouse, currently under construction on the Philadelphia waterfront.

Colorado - Daily Mail & Lottery Post
$11million slot machine jackpot 'a malfunction', unlucky couple told
$11 million slot jackpot a malfunction, casino says

Panama -
More casinos on the horizon for Panama - La Asociación de Administradores de Juegos de Azar

Sheffield - Sheffield Star
Poker-faced pros win big for charity at casino relaunch
"Includes a rare video interview with A & S Leisure Group owner Dave Allen."

Selected images, audio & video...
Mass. casino hearing scheduled Tuesday - WPRI CBS 12 Providence.
Man: I Killed Gambling Boss Because Casinos Cheat - CBS3 Philadelphia.
Pair Charged With Murder In Fatal Casino Kidnap - CBS3 Philadelphia.
The haunt: Goa’s Casino Royale -

additional headlines...
NORM: Wynn, Hissom restart romance - Norm Clarke
Poker players get a hand from neuro-enhancers - Miami Herald
Najib: Govt has not finalised discussions on legalised gambling - Malaysia
Winning With Steve Wynn - Motley Fool
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Releases May 2010 Index
Why Wasn’t van der Sloot at WSOP? - Gambling911
MGM Mirage, Perini trade new charges in CityCenter lawsuit - Las Vegas Sun
Tulalip casino adding 200 slot machines
Gamblers 'threaten cape vultures with extinction'
Beijing police raid two online gambling rings - China Daily

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